Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Audio Acquisitions Make Noise at NAB

Avid’s acquisition of Euphonix comes amid a flurry of  acquisitions in the audio sector of broadcast, including HME’s of Clear-Com Communications barely a week earlier and Behringer’s of Midas/Klark Teknik last month. Needless to say, there was plenty of armchair parsing of Avid’s intentions, ranging from increasing market share, particularly in the film-sound domain, to […]  More

Sixers’ Point Guard Is Wired for Sound

Viewers of the April 6 NBA matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons were able to get up close and personal with rookie 76er Jrue Holiday. The league’s youngest player (he’s the first NBA player born in the 1990s) was hooked up with a Sennheiser wireless system, making him also the first NBA […]  More

Wrestlemania Returns With More Microphones, More Crew, More Effects

Wrestlemania 26 body-slams its way back via a live satellite and cable PPV broadcast on March 28 from the University of Phoenix’s stadium in suburban Glendale, AZ. Wrestlemania is one of the few singular sports-broadcast events not in surround sound (although the DVD and Blu-ray versions are posted in 5.1), but it’s so raucous and […]  More

Sports Venues Turn to Acoustical Products for Improved Sound Control

Acoustical-treatment products have proliferated in recent years, and there’s plenty of off-the-shelf stuff to improve the sound of the living room 5.1 system. But, with sports venues housing a growing variety of events, a niche industry has emerged to vastly increase the scale of sound control. The most widely used single product is likely MBI […]  More

Vroom! NASCAR Audio Has Its Own Sound

The sound for NASCAR, whose season kicked off a couple of weeks ago at Daytona, FL, remains in matrixed surround this year. But ESPN mixer Denis Ryan still has plenty of ways to put viewers in the driver’s seat. He has set up a combination of “approach” and “leave” microphones in front of and behind […]  More

Audio Techniques Continue To Evolve

With sports-production departments under increasing pressure to do more with less, audio in particular is vulnerable to penny-pinching. So it’s not surprising that network audio departments now have a renewed emphasis on technique. CBS Director of Engineering for Sports Bruce Goldfeder took the opportunity at the Super Bowl to gather many of his A1s together […]  More

Venue Acoustical Design Comes Into Its Own

The rise of acoustical design as a major component of sports-venue design is like many other aspects of life in the 21st century: a function of money. As the price tag for new stadiums and arenas went up, especially with much of the NFL and MLB replacing facility infrastructure over the past decade, the costs […]  More

Koreans Take Unique Approach to Surround Sound via Metrovision

Metrovision Production Group’s HD-1 unit and its crew, hired by the Seoul Broadcasting System for coverage out of Pacific Colliseum, home to figure skating and speed skating, overcame cultural and language barriers to help the client deliver a Surround Sound experience that was quite different than the one heard by others around the globe. HD-1 […]  More

Shotgun Mics: Product Roundup

When it comes to shotgun microphones, broadcast mixers have a wide range of choices. Here are some of them. Audio-Technica Based on models originally developed for use in the broadcast of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and the 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in […]  More

NBA All-Star Weekend Promises Big Challenges, Big Sound

When East meets West for the NBA All-Star game on Sunday Feb. 14, there will be a lot of firsts. The crowd filling the Dallas Cowboys’ 90,000-seat stadium in Arlington, TX, is expected to be the single biggest in the game’s history. It’s also the first time that the events leading up to the big […]  More

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